The Fascinating Origins of the Pillow

Ancient chinese ceramic pillow figure of reclining lady holds it up

For much of human history, pillows had a much grander role than just cradling sleeping heads. (Image: via Public Domain)

Powerful Goddess of Agriculture in Greek Mythology

A plant sprouting.

Demeter is the goddess in charge of agriculture in Greek mythology. (Image: via Pixabay)

How a Blooming Flower Taught a Young Monk Not to Show Off

Statues of 3 monks with a flowering plant hanging nearby.

He was impatient, vain, and self-centered. The master thought about the situation and decided to help the little monk to change his ways. (Image: Samuel Berner via Unsplash)

The Myth of Sisyphus Decoded

A statue of Sisyphus at the Acropolis in Greece.

Sisyphus may have deserved punishment, but you can look at it that when challenges are seen, not as a punishment, just as a fact of life, you should face the difficulty, work hard, and never give up. (Image: NatasaInsightMagazine via Pixabay)

A Doctor Who Cured Poverty

An imperial robe from the Qing Dynasty.

An imperial robe from the Qing Dynasty. (Image: via Wikimedia Commons)